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ROBINSON, Ronald Henry Ottywell Betham (1896-1973)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP53
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ROBINSON, Ronald Henry Ottywell Betham (1896-1973)
Date(s): 1917-1935
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, 2 files
Name of creator(s): Robinson | Ronald Henry Ottywell Betham | 1896-1973 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

R H O B Robinson was born on 16 May 1896, the son of Henry Betham Robinson, MD, MS, FRCS. He was educated at Malvern College; King's College, Cambridge (Senior Scholar); St Thomas's Hospital (University Scholar). He was awarded MA, MB, BCh, FRCS.
He served as Temporary Surgeon Lt Cdr, RNVR during World War One; Member of International Society of Urology; President of the British Association of Urological Surgeons; Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of Medicine; Fellow, Association of Surgeons; Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Arris and Gale Lecturer, Royal College of Surgeons; Member, Council, and Chairman, Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons (Eng.); Examiner in Surgery, Universities of Cambridge and Malaya.
He was also Senior Surgeon and Urologist, St Thomas's Hospital London, and Consultant Urologist, Ministry of Pensions and St Helier Hospital, Sutton. He was married to Audrey Walker. He died 6 February 1973.
Publications: (with William Richard Le Fanu) Lives of Fellows of College of Surgeons, Edinburgh & London: E. & S. Livingstone 1970; articles on Surgery and Urology in textbooks and journals.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Ronald Henry Ottywell Betham Robinson including notebook containing loose typescript and manuscript notes on botany and anatomy, some appear to be of lectures given by Robinson;
copy of the Ridgeway Trimble lecture by Robinson;
Robinson's St Thomas's Hospital Medical College certificate of honour with the University Scholarship, 1917;
two letters addressed to `Joey' from `Pasty' - apparently letters from Mr Barnett to Robinson, 1935, concerning various medical cases;
letters from S G Shattock (1852-1924), 1920, (undated) related to various specimens; also letter form G D Thane (1850-1930), concerning a licence for experimentation on animals (undated).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Arranged as outlined in the Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); British Library Public On-line Catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled by Alison Field, January 2004

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